Midcontinent Communications, a cable operator serving viewers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, is delivering on a strategy to dramatically increase the amount of HD VOD content available to its viewers from its centralized VOD operations using software and systems from SeaChange International. The massive project is adding nearly 9,000 hours of capacity to each of its five video server systems, which are managed by a single SeaChange software platform.

Midcontinent increased the capacity of its five SeaChange server systems from 2,500 to 11,000 hours each. The systems, which service 18 headends dispersed over nearly 200,000 square miles, are driven by SeaChange’s Axiom On Demand open content delivery software. The Axiom software is running at Midcontinent’s master digital headend in Sioux Falls, SD. Its master digital headend in Sioux Falls receives VOD content from multiple providers, which is uploaded to the main storage server and is then propagated to the other four systems over Midcontinent’s Northern Plains network.

The expansion of Midcontinent’s VOD platform is being managed by SeaChange’s professional services organization.

(SeaChange International, booth 825)

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